Princely 9/11 Charity Fundraiser

A 9/11 charity fundraiser in London got some help from Prince William and Prince Harry as BGC Partners honored the memory of the 658 employees who died in the 9/11 terror attack on the World Trade Center in New York. BGC’s annual Charity Day, now in its ninth year, has so far raised more than […]

Save The Rainforest – Follow The Frog

This very funny video about how to Save The Rainforest shows you everything you won’t actually do to save the rainforest. Why? Because that way would just be an epic FAIL. Instead, the nonprofit Rainforest Alliance makes it simple for you to save the rainforest if you just Follow The Frog.The key takeaway for nonprofit […]

Nonprofits Bad Reputation

Here is a lengthy article about statistics showing that some not for profit organizations are developing a bad reputation in polls by David Clayton, PhD, Vice President, Nonprofit and Social Issues Research Group, Harris Interactive.While a Third of Adults Think the Nonprofit Sector in the United States is Headed in the Wrong Direction, a Vast […]

Donor Newsletters

Tips for donor newsletters from Alan Sharpe. I have a client whose direct mail fundraising program is in trouble. I think you can profit from his predicament. I know he is going to.The development officers at his non-profit organization are doing plenty of things right. They attract new supporters by mailing donor acquisition packages a […]

Donor Management Tips

Most nonprofits could benefit from a few donor management tips. We all know that people give money to people, not to organizations. That is why it is so important for nonprofits to target their potential large donors and figure out ways to draw them into the community that is the organization.When a large donor feels […]

Nonprofit Fundraisers

Read this informative article by Jacob Ackart, an experienced participant in Nonprofit Fundraisers:In a time when public and private philanthropic funds are shrinking, non-profits are scrambling to come up with bigger and better fundraisers to get their share of a smaller pie. In this difficult development atmosphere, non-profits must get the most out of the […]

Nonprofit eBay Fundraiser

Another unique way for nonprofit groups to raise funds is by selling items on eBay. The world’s largest auction marketplace has some special guidelines for nonprofits to follow. Here is the low-down on starting your Nonprofit eBay Fundraiser.Nonprofit eBay Fundraiser AuctionThe program is called eBay Giving Works. There are two different fundraising approaches for nonprofits […]

Non-profit Organizations Fundraising Advice

Are you looking for some inside information on fundraising for non-profit organizations? Here’s an up-to-date report from fundraising experts who should know.Basic Rules for Your FundraisingConsidered as an ethical activity, your fundraising activity should preferably adhere to basic rules of personal integrity, public probity and accountability. After all you’re the cream society, who is on […]

Non-Profit Fund Raising Tips

Non-profit fund raising is all about multiple streams of income, so how do you make more money for your organization?Simple. When you put together your annual plan, you need to include as many ways to raise money as possible.So, you’re probably thinking: “That’s easy for you to say, but how exactly do I go about […]

2006 Fundraising Ideas

Need a new way to pump up this year’s fundraisers at your nonprofit? These six fundraising ideas will definitely maximize your results.Auction off premium event seatingGrab Google Grants for publicityLeverage eBay for donationsSwell your revenue stream with creditMultiply donations with upfront requestsExplode your results by going OTTHeard about the Minneapolis church that auctioned off their […]

Nonprofit Fundraising Myths

Helpful tips from Tony Poderis, a leading fundraising expert and author, about the truths and myths of Nonprofit Fundraising:When it comes to fund-raising, there are truths and myths. The truths illuminate the path to success. The myths speak with the dark voice of “conventional wisdom” of what can’t be done and won’t work.Throughout my career […]

Nonprofit Fundraising Relationships

This article on maintaining nonprofit fundraising relationships by Michelle Pearson, a long time fundraising professional in the nonprofit sector, predates most social media, but many of it’s points remain relevant.The golden key to effective fundraising is an organizations ability to manage relationships. While some may consider this an oversimplified explanation of a complex non-profit business […]

Nonprofit Fundraising Mistakes

I’m a board member of a local nonprofit and we are about to launch our annual campaign. Like other nonprofits in our community, we are facing a very competitive funding environment. There are more agencies seeking more money from more sophisticated donors.It’s enough to make you run for cover.How To Avoid Three Common MistakesThe reality […]

Donor Fundraising Articles

Here are our donor fundraising related articles grouped by category of donor management, donor recognition, or donation letters.Donor ManagementDonor Management Tips – Ten donor management tips you can use to develop your donor base – Why fundraising is equivalent to friend raising and what it means to your approach.Fundraising Management – Tips on maximizing capital […]

Donor Recognition

Donor recognition is a key aspect in successful nonprofit fundraising, particularly in capital campaigns. Here are some ways that donor recognition can help your group meet or exceed its fundraising goals.How to use donor recognition in a capital campaign – Capital campaigns using donor recognition are easy to conduct. In this type of capital campaign, […]

Non-Profit Fundraising Advice

Here are some resources for non-profit fund raising activities, online fundraising tips, and website design advice. Non-profits face a bigger challenge raising necessary funds every year and these are some of our best articles.Non-Profit ResourcesNonprofit eBay Fundraiser – Putting together a nonprofit eBay fundraiser – How eBay’s Giving Works program can help your nonprofit group […]

Internet Fundraising

There are a number of ways to raise funds by leveraging the communication power of the Internet. This article examines three popular online fundraising approaches through example web sites.Three Examples of Internet FundraisingInternet Fundraising with Affiliate Programs – SolvePoverty.comInternet Fundraising with ECommerce Portal – SmartMall.bizInternet Fundraising with Network Marketing – Permaworld.comAffiliate Programs – One […]

Major Gift Plan For Fundraising

Here is a guest article by Bob Martin, Assistant vice Chancellor for Development at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on developing your Major Gift Plan campaign. This is some great advice that applies to many donor planning and management tasks.Utilizing a Prospect Management SystemSummary analysis of the major gifts plan:1) The major gifts program […]


In fundraising, pay attention to psychological motivation – People always want to know what’s in it for them. The benefits of your fundraising must be quickly and clearly explained in terms of “What’s In It For Me” so that people can relate quickly.What’s In It For Me?Believe it or not, providing a good answer to […]

Non-profit Fund Raising Advice

Articles on fund raising packed with great tips for getting publicity, recruiting volunteers, and more. Lots of how-to information and fund raising tips. Includes several guest articles on raising money for nonprofit capital campaigns.Fund Raising Management – How to organize your fund raising capital campaign. Tips on maximizing capital campaign contributions through proper fundraising management.Planning […]